Bishop's Visitations
Oct 14 - Immanuel Church, LaGrange
Oct 21 - St. Andrew's, Collierville
Oct 28 - Immanuel Church, Ripley
Click here to download Bishop Johnson's full 2012-2013 Visitation Schedule.

Diocesan Convention
November 15-17
Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Visit the diocesan website for information about how to nominate yourself or a friend for a diocesan leadership position. It is a great opportunity to meet and work with other Episcopalians from across the Diocese in helping us achieve our mission of being a diocese that invites all people, as God’s beloved, into communities of Christian faith, love and service.

Episcopal Bookshop Open House
October 16-17, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Visit The Episcopal Bookshop during our annual Open House and help us celebrate our 56th anniversary! We have many fair trade gift items, jewelry, pottery, Thistle Farms beauty products, Christian books and cards, as well as coffee from Haiti and great food made by our wonderful volunteers. Be sure to browse our recently expanded children's section.

Daughters of the King Diocesan Fall Assembly
October 27, 9:30 am
St. Mary's Cathedral

All Diocesan Daughters of the King and other interested ladies are invited. Reservations needed for lunch $20.

Diocesan ECW Meeting
November 3, 9:30 am
Church of the Holy Apostles

Dr. Mitzi Minor, Professor of New Testament at Memphis Theological Seminary, will help us to discern paths to Shalom. Cost, including lunch, is only $5, but we need your reservation by Wednesday, October 31. Registration information at

Hiring: St. Columba Camp Director    
St. Columba Episcopal Conference & Retreat Center is seeking a Camp Director for the new residential summer camp program launching June 2013.  Click here for more information.

Hiring: Nursery workers
Saint Andrew’s, Collierville, is seeking to hire nursery workers from 8:30 am - noon every Sunday. Contact 901-853-0425 or to apply.
Admissions Open Houses at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School
Thursday, Oct. 18, 8:30-10:00 am
Saturday, Oct. 20, 9:00-10:30 am
Anchor Center, 250 Lemaster

For families interested in a private, Episcopal education! We serve 500+ students in PK-8th grade, and we are located in the heart of Midtown Memphis. Come tour the school and learn more about our exceptional program and excellent outcomes. or 278-0200, or

Saints Departed

May their souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace, and may light perpetual shine upon them.

Heather Church
Grace-St. Luke's

Please notify Lauren Stone when there is a death in your parish family.

Click here to visit the calendar page of the diocesan website and click the "Add Your Event" button to submit your event. Please allow 24-48 hours for your event to be reviewed and posted to the site. 

The Diocesan Communicator e-newsletter is published every two weeks. Submit information to Lauren Stone at The deadline for the next issue is Friday, October 19th.

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Immanuel's 180th Birthday & Harvest Eucharist
October 14
Immanuel, LaGrange

Immanuel, La Grange, will celebrate its 180th Birthday on October 14 with the annual Harvest Eucharist led by Bishop Don Johnson. The service at 11:00 a.m. will be followed by a luncheon on the grounds at noon and horse-drawn carriage tours of historic LaGrange. Click here for more information on the year-long birthday celebration for the historic first Episcopal Church in West Tennessee. photo: Nora Witmer, Kathy and Scott Ledbetter and Margaret  and Jock Weaver with the old Steeple Cross.

2012 Anti-Racism Training
October 26-27, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
St. George's, 2425 S. Germantown Rd

Unity in Christ, The Diocese of West Tennessee’s Anti-Racism Training will take place October 26-27 from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm each day at St. George's Episcopal Church, 2425 Germantown Road South. Led by Dr. Anita George and the Rev. David Knight, this two-day program includes extensive workshops and offers certificates of completion to all participants. Lunch is included on both days. Cost is $30. Click here to register.

Halloween Spooktacular
October 26, 6:30 pm
St. Mary's Cathedral, 700 Poplar Ave

This petrifying program of organ music at the Cathedral should last no more than 40 minutes. Music includes The Monster Mash, music from Harry Potter, Pumpkin Carols, and much much more! All ages are welcome and costumes are encouraged. Before the program, there will be a Trunk-or-Treat and magic show at 5:30 pm in the Cathedral parking lot. This is not your normal concert event...prepare to be spooked!

Calvary Artists Market
November 4, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Calvary Church, 102 N. Second St.

The second annual Calvary Artists Market sponsored by the ECW will be held Sunday, November 4th from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Great Hall. Artists, gift and jewelry vendors will include Memphis favorite Joy Phillips Routt and Calvary parishioners Judy Nocifora and Helen Nobles Byrd, among others. There will be a Preview Party from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 3rd. Wine and appetizers will be served. To RSVP or for information, contact Laurie Monypenney at

Diocesan Choral Festival
November 10, 9:00 am -5:00 pm
St. Mary's Cathedral, 700 Poplar Ave

Indiana University Associate Professor of Organ and Sacred Music and renowned composer and improviser, Bruce Neswick, will lead West Tennessee’s first-ever Diocesan Choral Festival. Bruce will work with choirs from every corner of the Diocese in a day-long workshop, culminating in a Choral Evensong at 4:00 pm. To register for the choral workshop, please contact Scott Elsholz at 901-527-6123 or All are invited to come to the 4:00 pm Evensong to hear one of our most beautiful liturgies sung by perhaps the largest choir ever amassed at St. Mary’s.

Antiques Arcade Show & Sale
November 9 - 11
Fri & Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sun 12:00 - 5:00 pm
St. George's, 2425 S. Germantown Rd

The show features twenty of the finest dealers from the central and southern states and the Arcade Cafe serving gourmet lunches. Tickets $10 (good for all 3 days). Special Events: Friday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  book signing of his two latest books by John David Williams, co-author, Fearless Entertaining series. Saturday, guest lectures by Phil Dreis, silverplate expert at 1:00 pm, and Millicent Creech on antiques at 3:00 pm. Opening Night Preview Party on Thursday, November 8 from 7:00 - 10:00 pm with fine food & wine and a silent auction of art work, gift baskets, services, vacation rentals and more. Tickets $60 each (includes Show & Sale). For information: or 901-754-7282.

Haiti donations needed
The orphans of St. Vincent's Center for Handicapped Children in Port-au-Prince, Haiti are about to run out of the food. Monetary donations to Feed the Orphans can be sent to
WTHP c/o Diocese of West Tennessee, 692 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105. The West Tennessee Haiti Partnership (WTHP) is also seeking donations of manual typewriters (there is no electricity available in some buildings) and musical instruments, especially guitars and violins. All items need to be in good working order. Contact Dr. Susan Nelson to donate these items.


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